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Posted in: Uber Japan referred to prosecutors over hiring of overstayers See in context

The operator of the food delivery service changed from Uber Japan to Uber Eats Japan earlier this year.

I have noticed many companies changing their name (slightly) to do all kinds of stuffs (employment/tax/responsibilities etc...) and to get away with it. Uber does not hire delivery staff, they do independent contract with individuals and refers them as delivery partner. This way they don't have to pay insurances and taxes. Good luck prosecuting them. Can't say about the ex-staffs though.

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Posted in: Japanese soccer star Kumi Yokoyama comes out as transgender man See in context

LBGT Olympics coming soon?

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Posted in: American father and son plead guilty to helping Ghosn flee Japan See in context

Well everything here is Japanese size. You know bento, room, pillow, dress down to toilet. Prison life going to be tough for both of them. They plead guilty to avoid further interrogation. They only question left for investigator is how did you do that? Just for documentation purpose.

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Posted in: Suga aims to finish vaccinating Japan's population by November See in context

Suga aims to finish vaccinating Japan's population by November

onegaishimasu :x :) :D :D

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Posted in: Okinawa closes schools as COVID-19 infections spread See in context

I think the reason behind closing school is to avoid infection among children. Current vaccine is not recommended for children, also their lungs are not mature enough to fight pulmonary disease. Data for Covid-19's long term effects on children are not available so its better to avoid whenever possible. Recently there is rise of clusters at numerous schools, which might have led to this decision. I heard lot of them (BOEs) are reorganizing themselves for online classes, hopefully soon. Okinawa is an island so those people who are moving in-out during this pandemic is solely responsible for this outbreak. Genome analysis show most of the infected one in Okinawa carries new variant (70%) the highly infectious type.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 614 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,708 See in context

Its just matter of time. With such subtle response by govt. we all will get virus sooner or later. Just develop your immunity well enough to fight it off (just little cough and fever) is all I suggest.

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Posted in: Japan gives preliminary OK to Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines See in context

Don't forget "syringes".

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Posted in: Petition to cancel Tokyo Olympics submitted to Koike See in context

I think its time to move on. Instead of wasting time in protesting Olympics they should move to next topic like, vaccination, syringes, nurses, doctors, hospital, vaccination time-frame, isolation wards, etc...

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Posted in: U.S. Space Command tracks Chinese rocket for uncontrolled re-entry from orbit See in context

There is a chance that pieces of the rocket could come down over land, perhaps in a populated area, as in May 2020, when pieces from another Chinese Long March 5B...

WOW! who knows there is a chance that one can program satellite to hit calculated target in "uncontrolled circumstances" and this is just one of the hit-trial method.

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Posted in: G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause See in context

Poster says G7 but I see 8 people? oh EU????

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Posted in: Under close supervision, Tokyo welcomes foreign divers to test event See in context

the announcer scolded divers for gathering too closely

I remember an incident at Naha-tug-of-war. At the end people climb on rope to get small pieces of rope. Announcer was announcing in Japanese "please get of the rope, please..." suddenly he got frustrated and announced in English; "Americans get out!" repeatedly. It was hilarious for non-Americans.

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Posted in: Australian man who filmed 4 dead and dying police sent to prison See in context

Pusey, who avoided injury because he had been urinating behind roadside bushes at the time

Are you allowed to do that while pulled over? IMO, He shouldn't be driving for rest of his life, 2 years is too short.

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Posted in: Australian city of Perth to enter snap 3-day lockdown See in context

If he got virus during quarantine then there is a serious flaw in quarantine protocol.

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Posted in: Unmarked police cars in Japan use Transformer-style trick when they pull someone over See in context

One of my Japanese friend during his young days bought those fake blinking/waring lights from DIY store (inspired by some Hollywood movies) in order to pretend himself as one of these undercover cops. So he started showing those lights to random cars at national highway until he met one of these undercover cops. Yup he tried to pull one of the undercover cars.

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Posted in: Unmarked police cars in Japan use Transformer-style trick when they pull someone over See in context

@Bungle: he said it was because I only put one foot on the ground instead of both!

No wonder I see people riding weirdly on scooters with both legs hanging, almost touching grounds :D

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

I think Olympic will go ahead no matter what, because organizers have already used most of those sponsor's funding. Just think about those broadcasting rights, ad rights which will be difficult to return as in case of Olympic tickets refund. But J-govt is really playing a dangerous game here, without proper/precise instructions, confused authorities, confused volunteers, confused audiences it gonna be chaos and laughing stock for foreign media. Japan was first country to witness "corona-infection" after China in that cruise ship yet haven't learn anything. I'm getting a picture on those towers... Oh you have mild symptom follow this yellow line. You are negative follow green line. White line for no-results yet group. Red and orange... take the elevator.

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Posted in: China pushes to expand virus origin search to other countries See in context

Okay here's a simple logic based on Covid-19 as a "natural virus". Lets assume its natural and originated from bats somewhere in Asia. Well China is the first country (Wuhan is the first city) to get infected with this virus, means the intermediator/ vector (natural) was/is in China. OR the virus is very country specific like J-strain which is only activated after 8:00 pm.

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Posted in: Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires See in context

Osaka’s public prosecutors say they plan to throw the book at the four YouTubers.

Stupid youtubers, still they haven't used it, neither they "paid" for it. They just triggered the whole thing yet there was no deal occurred? There's no need to show that much anger unless it was your own undercover agent Mr prosecutors.

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Posted in: Gov't opts not to resume Go To Travel program until at least June See in context

Finally they listened to JT commenters XD

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency for 2 weeks in Tokyo area See in context

I use to think what an absurd idea? viruses activates only at night? But if you move around Osaka and Tokyo train stations or any metropolitans you would realized how small are those noisy oyajiis standing bars. Talking, laughing, drinking with all the mouth open wide, sharing food etc. Shortening hours means no more drinking after 7. No more drinking in groups. No more places to wandering around night. Once we get off from work at 6:00 (bling bling! if we do) There's no place to hang around as used to be. This might not be 100% effective but somehow brings down the number of clusters. Remember most of the clusters are either hospitals itself or bar and clubs. So implementing short business hours cuts down the latter. Forget drinking, even eat-in is not possible in such short hours.

Drinking after work is somehow became Japanese corporate culture and it will be very difficult to go against it. But I am in full support to minimize those cluster routes. However, I 'm still trying to find the logic behind the great GoToEat and GotoTravel campaign though LOL!

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Posted in: Lady Gaga's dogs recovered safely; no word on $500,000 reward See in context

Dogs were supposed to attack attackers. Am I missing something?

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Posted in: Dangerous liaison: New Zealand virus quarantine flaw exposed See in context

Good way to be one international news :D

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Posted in: Japan likely to extend COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

Its USELESS until done simultaneously in all prefectures. Also, instead of extending emergency just shutdown everything (*exceptions food/medicine) for 3 weeks. Will save lot of meetings, money and embarrassments.

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Posted in: Coronavirus vaccination simulation to be held on Wednesday See in context

Facepalm!

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Posted in: Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream See in context

 freezer? That seems highly unlikely....

Well viruses are stored at -20C to -80C for future experiments.

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Posted in: Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream See in context

Its very important to pinpoint the source of origin CHINA! who knows the source of origin is still producing the corona virus.

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Posted in: Artist wins copyright claim over goldfish-filled phone booth in Japan See in context

Just add some function to it such as whenever someone makes a call aquarium glows/shakes, disperse oxygen etc. That's how copyright works in todays world. Look at apple inc.

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

No of buses in has been reduced (where I live). Time scheduled has changed. reason "covid" . They should be increasing the number of buses or train. What an irony.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

WHO is wasting donated money as always.

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Posted in: SoftBank unveils lower data usage fees after gov't pressure See in context

Changed to Rakuten last month. Its free, everything (for 1 year). Beat that.

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